Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008
If your goal is to remain ignorant then that's a barrier none of us can overcome. I'm comfortable admitting my limitations in that regard.
Last edited by Cardinal; 11-16-14 at 08:45 PM.
For those who think opposition to net neutrality isn't wrong:
So alright, it can be used to restrict other companies from conducting business with other companies:
The worst net neutrality violations in history
It has implications on freedom of speech:In 2004, Vonage customers who lived in a rural section of North Carolina started reporting something strange. The VoIP service, which effectively turns a broadband connection into an inexpensive phone line, had suddenly stopped functioning. The problem wasn’t limited to a few individuals—every single customer of regional ISP Madison River Communications was facing similar issues. Why? The company had imposed a system-wide block on all VoIP services through a process called port blocking.
In addition to broadband Internet, Madison River also offered landline telephone service, to which VoIP providers like Vonage are a direct competitor. By blocking VoIP from working on its network, Madison River was attempting to prevent the cannibalization of its landline business.
Consumers can't use their devices as they see fit:In 2007, abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America embarked on a fundraising campaign that took advantage of supporters' ability to send monetary donations to the organization via text message. NARAL got the okay to conduct the campaign from every major cellular provider, save for one.
Verizon denied the request, telling NARAL that the company, ‟does not accept issue-oriented (abortion, war, etc.) programs—only basic, general politician-related programs (Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, etc.).”
Added costs to consumers:Tethering is a process by which a cellular device is converted into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot that can be used by other devices, like laptops and some tablets, that are unable to send and receive cellular signals.
Deny business to other companies:In 2012, AT&T blocked Apple’s video chat app FaceTime from running on its mobile network unless customers paid extra for a Mobile Shared Data plan, which mandated they also pay for unlimited voice service and text messages. AT&T’s explanation was that usage of the app on its network was eating up so much bandwidth that the network couldn’t keep up with demand, and restricting the app’s use to people who signed up for that more expensive plan would reduce the strain on its network infrastructure.
This block didn’t just extended to only pirated content. Legitimate copyright holders who wished their distribute their content through peer-to-peer network were also stymied.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion